38 Dead In Bloodiest Day Of Myanmar Crisis
YANGON (AFP) – At least 38 people died Wednesday in the “bloodiest” day of Myanmar’s crisis, the United Nations said, as the military junta defied growing international condemnation of its coup with a violent crackdown that the US said left it “appalled and revulsed.”
More Provinces Get Sinovac Vaccines
DAVAO CITY – More provinces received their supply of Sinovac vaccines from China yesterday.
QC Health Workers Get Vaccine Jabs
Physician Amie Guzon, head of the family medicine department of the Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH), could not contain her excitement after receiving the first dose of the vaccine developed by Sinovac of China on Wednesday.
Google Pays Tribute To Champion Of Pinay Suffrage
Google has paid tribute to journalist, educator and activist Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, who was a leading voice in giving voting rights to Filipino women in the early 1900s.
Phl Gets AstraZeneca Vaccines Under COVAX
4.5 M more jabs arriving in May
Biden: Enough vaccine for all in US
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the United States was on track to have enough COVID-19 vaccines for every adult in the country by the end of May.
‘SoKor Probes 2 Deaths After Receiving AstraZeneca Vaccine'
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities said yesterday they are investigating the deaths of two people after a media report said the pair – both with pre-existing conditions – died within days of receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Myanmar Security Forces Shoot Protesters; 9 Dead
YANGON (AFP) – At least nine people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters yesterday, after the junta hit half a dozen detained journalists, including an Associated Press photographer, with criminal charges.
Pasay Seeks More Time For MGCQ Shift
Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in Pasay, Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano said they would ask the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for more time before shifting Metro Manila to the most lenient modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
‘No Vaccination, No Work' Policy Illegal – DOLE
A “no vaccination, no work” policy enforced by any company or employer is illegal, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday.
Swift Calls Out Netflix Over Sexist Joke About Her
LOS ANGELES (ANI) – American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift recently fired back at Netflix’s “Ginny & Georgia,” criticizing the show for a line in the script that was a “deeply sexist joke” about her.
Jack Ma Loses Title As China's Richest Man
BEIJING (Reuters) – Alibaba and Ant Group founder Jack Ma has lost the title of China’s richest man, a list published yesterday showed, as his peers prospered while his empire was put under heavy scrutiny by Chinese regulators.
WHO Warns: ‘Covid Unlikely To Be Over This Year'
GENEVA (AFP) – It is unrealistic to think that the world will be done with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the year, the WHO said on Monday.
Pasig Doctor After Getting Sinovac Jab: Trust Experts
Pasig City’s first vaccine recipient has asked Filipinos who are having doubts about receiving vaccines to trust experts and not worry.
2 Ships Catch Fire At Navotas Port
Two fishing vessels docked at the Navotas Fish Port caught fire on Monday afternoon, a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) official said yesterday.
Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief
WASHINGTON (AP) – Looking beyond the $1.9-trillion COVID relief bill, US President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority – a long-sought boost to the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag.
Trump Calls For GOP Unity, Repeats Lies On Election Loss
ORLANDO (AP) – Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former US president Donald Trump called for GOP unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions by attacking fellow Republicans and promoting lies about the election in a speech that made clear he intends to remain a dominant political force.
Suu Kyi Hit With 2 New Criminal Raps
YANGON (AFP) – Ousted Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with two new criminal charges when she appeared in court through a video link yesterday, a month after a military coup triggered relentless and massive protests.
Manila To Start Covid Vaccination Today
The Manila city government received yesterday 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese drug firm Sinovac, according to Mayor Isko Moreno.
Phl To Buy 1 M Doses Of Sinovac This March
One million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinovac of China will arrive within the month under a P700 million purchase deal that is set to boost the country’s initial stock of 600,000 doses of the same brand donated by Beijing.
Window On The Filipino Soul
Soon turning 80, the veteran jour-nalist and fic-tionist Amadis Ma. Guerrero has added another feather to his cap as one of this country’s foremost chroniclers of culture, particularly the visual arts. Less than two years ago, he gave us the splendid book Philippine Social Realists (Quezon City: Erehwon Artworld Corp.), where he reviewed 10 of the country’s most accomplished advocates of social realism, prompting our own Juaniyo Arcellana to call him “a master of reportage, which he puts to good use in this series of portraits of the artist as Philippine social realist.”
Police Fire On Myanmar Anti-Coup Protesters; 6 Dead
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar police opened fired yesterday on protests against military rule, killing six people and wounding several on the second day of a crackdown on demonstrations across the country, a doctor and a politician said.
US Approves J&J COVID Vaccine
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The COVID-battered United States authorized Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine for emergency use Saturday, offering a glimmer of hope as Britain said farewell to fundraising war veteran Captain Tom Moore who died of the virus earlier this month.
Fire Breaks Out In Greenhills
A fire broke out at a commercial and residential building in Greenhills, San Juan yesterday, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.
Quarantine passes still required in Cebu
Quarantine passes are still required in Cebu City even though it is under the most relaxed modified general community quarantine or MGCQ.
Go aids frontliners, patients in Dagupan
Sen. Bong Go visited the Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City, Pangasinan on Friday to check on the operations of the Malasakit Center and give support to medical frontliners.
PCG hero now a medical frontliner
The coastguardsman hailed as a hero for directing 62 passengers of a sinking ferry to safety in 2019 now works to save hundreds of lives as a medical frontliner at the Philippine Arena Quarantine Facility.
25 dead, 400 escape in Haiti jailbreak – officials
Haitian authorities on Friday announced that more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison breakout, making it the country’s largest and deadliest one in a decade, with the prison director and a powerful gang leader among those killed.
US advisers endorse J&J's 1-shot vaccine
US health advisers on Friday endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson (J&J), putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.
US, EU say vaccine programs on track
As Asia rollouts gather steam